Friday, July 24, 2009


A bus driver on his route sees a van from the zoo stranded on the side of the road. The zoo worker offers the bus driver $100 to help him deliver two dozen penguins. The bus driver agrees and loads the penguins on the bus.An hour later, the zoo worker gets his van fixed and heads to the zoo. On the road, he sees the bus driver and the penguins driving in the opposite direction. He catches up to the bus and pulls them over.The zoo worker yells, "I gave you a $100 to take the penguins to the zoo for me. Why are you still driving them around?""Calm down," the bus driver says, "I took the penguins to the zoo. We had change left over, so now I'm taking them to the movies."

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Good News or Bad News

Robert De Vincenzo, the great Argentine golfer, once won a tournament and, after receiving the check and smiling for the cameras, he went to the clubhouse and prepared to leave. Some time later, he walked alone to his car in the parking lot and was approached by a young woman. She congratulated him on his victory and then told him that her child was seriously ill and near death. She did not know how she could pay the doctor's bills and hospital expenses. De Vincenzo was touched by her story, and he took out a pen and endorsed his winning check for payment to the woman. "Make some good days for the baby," he said as he pressed the check into her hand. The next week he was having lunch in a country club when a Professional Golf Association official came to his table. "Some of the boys in the parking lot last week told me you met a young woman there after you won that tournament." De Vincenzo nodded. "Well," said the official, "I have news for you. She's a phony. She has no sick baby. She's not even married. She fleeced you, my friend." "You mean there is no baby who is dying?" said De Vincenzo. "That's right," said the official. "That's the best good news I've heard all week." De Vincenzo said.
Good news or bad news? It depends on how you see things. You can be bitter after cheated. Or you can choose to move on with your life.......

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


CIGARETTE:- A pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end and a fool at the other!

MARRIAGE:- It's an agreement wherein a man loses his bachelor degree and a woman gains her master.

DIVORCE:- Future Tense of Marriage.

LECTURE:- An art of transmitting Information from the notes of the lecturer to the notes of students without passing through the minds of either.

CONFERENCE:- The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present.

COMPROMISE:- The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece.

TEARS:- The hydraulic force by which masculine will power is defeated by feminine water-power!

DICTIONARY:- A place where divorce comes before marriage.

CONFERENCE ROOM:- A place where everybody talks, nobody listens and everybody disagrees later on.

ECSTASY:- A feeling when you feel you are going to feel a feeling you have never felt before.

A book which people praise, but never read.

SMILE:- A curve that can set a lot of things straight!

OFFICE:- A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life.

YAWN:- The only time when some married men ever get to open their mouth.

ETC:- A sign to make others believe that you know more than you actually do.

COMMITTEE:- Individuals who can do nothing individually and sit to decide that nothing can be done together.

EXPERIENCE:- The name men give to their Mistakes.

ATOM BOMB:- An invention to bring an end to all inventions.

PHILOSOPHER:- A fool who torments himself during life, to be spoken of when dead.

DIPLOMAT:- A person who tells you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.

OPPORTUNIST:- A person who starts taking bath if he accidentally falls into a river.

OPTIMIST:- A person who while falling from EIFFEL TOWER says in midway "SEE I AM NOT INJURED YET!"

PESSIMIST:- A person who says that O is the last letter in ZERO, Instead of the first letter in OPPORTUNITY.

MISER:- A person who lives poor so that he can die RICH!

FATHER:- A banker provided by nature.

CRIMINAL:- A guy no different from the other, unless he gets caught.

BOSS:- Someone who is early when you are late and late when you are early.

POLITICIAN:- One who shakes your hand before elections and your Confidence Later.

DOCTOR:- A person who kills your ills by pills, and kills you.

The Precious Gift

Once upon a time, when God had finished making the world, he wanted to leave behind a piece of His own divinity, a spark of His essence, a promise to man of what he could become, with effort. He looked for a place to hide this precious gift because, He explained, what man could find too easily would never be valued by him. "Then you must hide this gift on the highest mountain peak on earth," said one of his counselors.God shook His head, "No, for man is an adventuresome creature and he will soon enough learn to climb the highest mountain peaks." "Hide it then, O Great One, in the depths of the earth.""I think not," said God. "for man will one day discover that he can dig into the deepest parts of the earth.""In the middle of the ocean then, Master?" God shook His head. "I've given man a brain, you see, and one day he'll learn to build ships and cross the mightiest oceans.""Where then, Master?" cried His counselors.God smiled, "I'll hide it where every man and woman will be able to find it if they look sincerely and deeply enough. I'll hide it in their heart."

Nail in The Fence

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper.His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down. He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence. Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper. The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there." A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one. Friends are very rare jewels, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share words of praise and they always want to open their hearts to us." Please forgive me if I have ever left a hole in your heart

Monday, July 20, 2009


"To move the world we must first move ourselves." - Socrates
"Be very careful what you say to yourself because someone very important is listening... You!"
- John Assaraf
"Winners are the ones who really listen to the truth of their hearts." - Sylvester Stallone
"The secret of success is consistency of purpose." - Benjamin Disraeli
"Don't just dream it. Be it!" - Richard O'brian
"He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much."
-Bessie Anderson Stanley
"The key to happiness is having dreams; the key to success is making them come true."
- James Allen
"All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers." - Orison Swett Marden
"Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well." - Jim Rohn
"You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward
what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing
it to master you." - Brian Tracy
"The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller
"Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start
each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will
tend to be pleasant and successful." - Norman Vincent Peale
"There are two ways of spreading light: To be the candle or the mirror that reflectsit."
- Edith Wharton
"A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed." - Henrik Ibsen
"Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers."
- Robert Half
"The way to choose happiness is to follow what is right and real and the truth for you."
- Oprah Winfrey
"Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe,
your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing there is a solution paves the way to a
solution." - Dr. David Schwartz
"The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes." - Benjamin Disraeli

Sunday, July 19, 2009

High Speed Chase

After an intense high speed chase, an officer finally gets the lawbreaker to pull over.
"You know," says the cop,
"I was originally pulling you over to tell you your taillight is out.
Why the hell did you take off like that?"
"Last week my wife ran off with a cop,"
the man said, "and I was afraid you were trying to give her back."


One Sunday morning, Satan appeared before a small town congregation.
Everyone started screaming and running for the front church door, trampling each other in a frantic effort to get away.
Soon, everyone was gone, except for an elderly gentleman who sat calmly.
Satan walked up to the man and said, "Don't you know who I am?"
The man replied, "Yep, sure do."
Satan asked, "Aren't you going to run?"
"Nope, sure ain't," said the man.
Perturbed, Satan asked, "Why aren't you afraid of me?"
The man calmly replied, "Been married to your sister for over 48 years."

The Bull & The Bear

Once upon a time there lived a bear in a cave deep in the woods. Nearby was a meadow in which a farmer kept his cattle -- and one large, ferocious-looking bull. Each day the bear hid at the edge of the woods, watching the bull.The bear was known as the strongest, most fierce creature for miles around. No other beast in the forest dared to tangle with him. As the bear watched the bull peacefully gazing, he wondered which one of them would win a test of strength. He thought about this for many days. Then one morning he decided to challenge the bull to a fight to the finish. The bull had just chomped down on a fresh clump of clover when he looked up and saw the bear barreling across the meadow toward him. He stopped chewing. The red flag of danger popped up in his head. The bear skidded to a halt in front of him. The bull lowered his head menacingly, his sharp horns aimed right for the bear's throat. For long moments they stood in place -- eyeball to eyeball -- neither one of them moving.
Finally the bull grew tired of the stare-down and asked, "What do you want, Bear?" "I want to fight you," growled the bear.
"Why?" asked the bull. "Because, I want to prove that I am a stronger and better fighter than you are." The bull laughed. "I thought you really wanted something. You can't possibly win against me. I have sharp horns that can cause terrible injuries." "And my claws are sharp and quick," the bear shot back. "I have defeated many an enemy -- anyone who would harm my cubs or take away my mate. I am the king of the forest!"
"Then go back to the forest," the bull bluntly advised. "This is the meadow." The bear blinked in surprise. "I beg your pardon..."
"I mean, what's the point of me fighting with you?" the bull asked. "What would that prove? We are not enemies. I have not harmed your cubs or taken your mate." "It would prove that I am the strongest." "Okay," said the bull, smiling. "I'll buy that. You are strongest. Now leave and let me graze in peace." "Just one cotton-pickin' minute. What do you mean by that?" The bear raised a club-like paw. "I will tear you to shreds. Defend yourself."
"What you do is up to you," the bull answered calmly. "But if you do, what will all your friends -- the ones who are watching us right now -- think about you?"
"They will think that I am the strongest," yelled the frustrated bear. "I don't think so. I do not choose to fight you just because you choose to fight with me. I would only fight to defend one of the cows in my care. If you attack one of them, then I'd be obliged to give you a good lashing.""I can't attack them," protested the bear. "They can't fight back. There would be no victory to it." "Exactly," answered the bull. "But what if you did? And what if I should try to defend them? What if something should happen to me? Who would protect them then? You? Would you trust me to protect your cubs if something happened to you? What would happen to your family if you lose the fight?"
"I never thought of that," said the bear.
"Go back into the woods, Bear," said the bull as he turned to walk away. "Live in peace. And I will stay in the meadow and do the same." The bear turned toward the woods. He had come spoiling for a fight -- to prove which one was the strongest.But he had learned an important lesson from a very wise bull.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them. – George Bernard Shaw

You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action. - Anthony Robbins

The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible. - Richard M DeVos

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.
- Ruth Renkel

What you are will show in what you do. - Thomas Edison

“The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.” —Brian Tracy (b. 1944); author, motivational speaker

It's not what you gather, but what you scatterthat tells what kind of life you have lived

The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity. - Ayn Rand

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. - Woodrow Wilson

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. ”
—Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965),

Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Some people grumble because roses have thorns; I am thankful that the thorns have roses. ”
—Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (1808-1890);critic, journalist, and novelist

“Hard work is the key to success, so work diligently on any project you undertake. If you truly want to be successful...have faith in yourself. If you come up with a new idea that you believe in, don't allow other people to discourage you from pursuing it.”
—Charles Lazarus; trumpeter, composer

“Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.”
—Swami Sivananda (1887-1963) spiritual leader, author, physician

“Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right'. Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”
—Napoleon Hill (1883–1970); author

“We are all functioning at a small fraction of our capacity to live life fully in its total meaning of loving, caring, creating, and adventuring. Consequently, the actualizing of our potential can become the most exciting adventure of our lifetime.” —Herbert A. Otto; author

“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.”
—Maya Angelou (b. 1928); poet

“Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and kindness and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.” —Og Mandino (1923-1996); essayist, psychologist

“Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits, Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine, Kind words, and Kind deeds.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow quotes (1807-1882); poet

Justifying a fault doubles it. - French ProverbIn order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present. - Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English Philosopher

There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book. - Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French Novelist

In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. - Lee Iacocca

Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food. - Hippocrates

He who hesitates is lost. Proverb

It’s true that we don’t know what we’ve got until we lose it, but it’s also true that we don’t know what we’ve been missing until it arrives. Unknown

“If we study the lives of great men and women carefully and unemotionally we find that, invariably, greatness was developed, tested and revealed through the darker periods of their lives. One of the largest tributaries of the River of Greatness is always the Stream of Adversity.
—Cavett Robert (1907-1997); founder of the National Speakers Association

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. William Jennings Bryan

Long-term success is the result of relationships built on a foundation of trust. People get more value from those they trust. - Garrison Wynn

“Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.”
—William James (1842-1910), psychologist, philosopher, author

“Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”
—Joshua J. Marine

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. - Indira Gandhi, 1917-1984, Indian Prime Minister

The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to. - Carl Sandburg, 1878-1967, American Poet and Historian

Nothing is to be rated higher than the value of the day. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832, German Poet/Dramatist/Novelist

“The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.” —Ben Okri (b. 1959); poet, novelist

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. - Albert Schweitzer

A goal properly set is halfway reached. - Abraham Lincoln

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection.”
—Thomas Paine (1737-1809), author, revolutionary, pamphleteer

The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.- John Wooden

I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom. - George Patton

“Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.”
—Anthony Robbins (b. 1960); self-help writer, speaker

“Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service.” —Robert Collier (1885-1950)

The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.- Theophrastus

Give your stress wings and let it fly away.- Carin Hartness

“A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.” —Earl Nightingale (1921-1989)

“There will always be a frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand.”
—Charles F. Kettering (1876-1958); inventor, engineer

“Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.”
—Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924), author, publisher

“Parents, teach your children to express themselves. Teach them to be in touch with their emotions, to speak honestly to people, and to maintain integrity and stick by their principles in all they do. This is perhaps the highest morality you can instill.”
—Jeffrey Bryant (b.1965); author

“The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.”
—Ralph Marston; author and publisher of The Daily Motivator

“Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight... When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another. ”
—Helen Keller (1880-1968), author, lecturer, activist

“How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees? ”
—William Shakespeare, Othello, 1604
The values we live by are worth morewhen we pass them on.
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.”
—Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (1926-2004); psychiatrist, educator

“Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.” —Earl Gray Stevens

“Confidence...thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.”
—Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), 32nd U.S. president

“Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.” —Alan Alda (b.1936); actor, screenwriter, director

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
—Laozi; ancient Chinese philosopher, central figure in Taoism
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
—Laozi; ancient Chinese philosopher, central figure in Taoism

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”
—Anthony Robbins (b. 1960); self-help writer, speaker

“I never look at the masses as my responsibility; I look at the individual. I can only love one person at a time - just one, one, one. So you begin. I began - I picked up one person. Maybe if I didn't pick up that one person, I wouldn't have picked up forty-two thousand....The same thing goes for you, the same thing in your family, the same thing in your church, your community. Just begin - one, one, one.”
—Mother Teresa (1910-1997), founder of the Missionaries of Charity

“I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.”
—John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (1874-1960); philanthropist, businessman

“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you, never excuse yourself. ” —Henry Ward Beecher (1813–1887) clergyman, social reformer, abolitionist

“If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.”
—Les Brown; motivational speaker, author

“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”
—Victor Hugo (1802-1885); poet, novelist, playwright

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”
—Victor Borge (1909-2000); comedian, pianist

“A smile starts on the lips, A grin spreads to the eyes, A chuckle comes from the belly; But a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, Overflows, and bubbles all around.”
—Carolyn Birmingham

“You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything, even poverty, you can survive it.”
—Bill Cosby (b. 1937); actor, comedian, television producer

“A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.”

“If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place.”
—Nora Roberts (b. 1950), fiction author

“If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.”
—Samuel Johnson (1709-1784); author, poet, essayist

“There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.”
—Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919); poet, writer

“Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never, never - in nothing great or small, large or petty. Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.”
—Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman, prime minister, author, Nobel Prize winner

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”
—Helen Keller (1880-1968), author, lecturer, activist

“Our an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.”
—George Santayana (1863-1952); philosopher, poet

“Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.”
—W. Clement Stone (1902-2002); author, businessman

“Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn't blow in the wind or change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won't cheat, then you know he never will.” —John D. MacDonald (1916-1986); author

“Better keep yourself clean and bright. You are the window through which you must see the world.”
—George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) playwright, political activist

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Stand Tall Like The Sunflower.

I find it humorous sometimes that even the most mundane occurrences can have an impact on our awareness.
My wife, daughter, and I moved into our home nine years ago and we spent a lot of time and energy in the yard to get it looking like it does today. We live on a corner, higher than street level, and the entire side of the yard is encased by a professionally built rock wall. The front of the house though is another story because instead of a wall along the sidewalk the rocks appear to be just thrown up onto the dirt as if someone were in a hurry to finish.
We did the best we could with what we had to work with and called this area our 'rock garden'. Whenever we had left over flowers or plants, Denise or I would stick them out front, just to bring some color to the area.
I still do all of my own yard work, even the dreaded weed-pulling. After putting on my knee pads I assume the position to clear the yard of weeds, even in the rock garden.
Last summer I had reached the end of the rock garden and found a tiny little plant that I could not immediately identify. I knew I didn't plant it and Denise claimed that she didn't either. We decided to let it continue growing until we could figure out what it was.
Weeks passed and as I made my way back to the mystery plant, it appeared to be a Sunflower. It was spindly looking with a tall skinny stalk and only one head on it. I decided to baby it along and weed around it. As I pulled rocks from the area to get to the weeds, I noticed something unusual. The Sunflower had not started where I saw the stalk begin. It actually had begun under a big rock and grown under and around it to reach the sun.
That's when I realized that if a tiny little Sunflower didn't let a big rock stand in its way of developing, we too have the capability of doing the same thing. Once our environment begins to see that we believe in ourselves like that little Sunflower, we can attain the same nourishment and nurturing as well.
First, we need to believe in ourselves knowing we have the capabilities in achieving our desires. Like the Sunflower, it knew it had the capability to overcome its obstacle because it trusted in the Universal Truth and had faith it would succeed.
Stand tall like the Sunflower and be proud of who and what you are and the environment will begin to support you. You will find a way to go under or around your big obstacle in order to reach your desires.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


. India never invaded any country in her last 10,000 years of history.
. India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.
. The World’s first university was established in Takshila in 700BC. More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century BC was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
. Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages. Sanskrit is the most suitable language for computer software- a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987.
. Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place in our civilization.
. Although modern images of India often show poverty and lack of development, India was the richest country on earth until the time of British invasion in the early 17th Century.
. The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit ‘Nou’.
. Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. Time taken by the earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days.
. The value of “pi” was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians.
. Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Quadratic equations were formulated by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 10 to the power of 6 where as, Hindus used numbers as big as 10 to the power of 53 with specific names as early as 5000BC during the Vedic period.
. Even today, the largest used number is Tera 10 to the power of 12.
. According to the Geological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world.
. USA based IEEE has proved what has been a century old suspicion in the world scientific community that the pioneer of wireless communication was Prof. Jagadeesh Bose and not Marconi.
. The earliest reservoir and dam for irrigation was built in Saurashtra.
. According to Saka King Rudradaman-l of 150BC a beautiful lake called ‘Sudarshana’ was constructed on the hills of Raivataka during Chandragupta Maurya’s time.
. Chess – (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.
. Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like caesareans, cataract, artificial limbs, fractures and even plastic surgery and brain surgery. Usage of anesthesia was well known in ancient India. Over 125 surgical equipments were used. Deep knowledge of anatomy, physiology, aetiology, embryology, digestion, metabolism genetics and immunity is also found in many texts.
. When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in Sindhu Valley (Indus Valley Civilization).
. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.

Monday, July 13, 2009


There are 3.22 million Indians in America.
38% of Doctors in America are Indians.
12% of Scientists in America are Indians.
36% of NASA employees are Indians.
34% of MICROSOFT employees are Indians.
28% of IBM employees are Indians.
17% of INTEL employees are Indians.
13% of XEROX employees are Indians.
23% of Indian community in America is having GREEN-CARD.
Some of these facts may be known to you.
These facts were recently published in a German Magazine, which deals with WORLD HISTORY.

Bend but Don't Break.

One of my fondest memories as a child is going by the river and sitting idly on the bank. There I would enjoy the peace and quiet, watch the water rush downstream, and listen to the chirps of birds and the rustling of leaves in the trees. I would also watch the bamboo trees bend under pressure from the wind and watch them return gracefully to their upright or original position after the wind had died down.
When I think about the bamboo tree's ability to bounce back or return to its original position, the word resilience comes to mind. When used in reference to a person this word means the ability to readily recover from shock, depression or any other situation that stretches the limits of a person's emotions.
Have you ever felt like you are about to snap? Have you ever felt like you are at your breaking point? Thankfully, you have survived the experience to live to talk about it.
During the experience you probably felt a mix of emotions that threatened your health. You felt emotionally drained, mentally exhausted and you most likely endured unpleasant physical symptoms.
Life is a mixture of good times and bad times, happy moments and unhappy moments. The next time you are experiencing one of those bad times or unhappy moments that take you close to your breaking point then bend but don't break. Try your best not to let the situation get the best of you.
A measure of hope will take you through the unpleasant ordeal. With hope for a better tomorrow or a better situation, things may not be as bad as they seem to be. The unpleasant ordeal may be easier to deal with if the end result is worth having.
If the going gets tough and you are at your breaking point, show resilience like the bamboo tree, bend, but don't break.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Meaning of Peace

There was once a king who offered a prize to the artist whocould paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried.The king looked at all the pictures, but there were only twothat he really liked, and he had to choose between them.One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirrorfor the peaceful towering mountains all around it. Overhead wasa blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who saw this picturethought that it was a perfect picture of peace.The second picture had mountains, too. But these were ruggedand bare. Above was an angry sky from which rain fell, and inwhich lightening played. Down the side of the mountain tumbleda foaming waterfall. This did not look peaceful at all.But when the king looked, he saw behind the waterfall a tinybush growing in a crack in the rock. In the bush a mother birdhad built her nest.... a perfect picture of peace.Which of the pictures won the prize?
The king chose the second picture.
Do you know why?
"Because," explained the king,
"peace does not mean to be in aplace where there is no noise, trouble or hard work.
Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still becalm in your heart.
That is the real meaning of peace."
That is the REAL meaning of peace.
~Author Unknown~

Saturday, July 11, 2009

In The Sand

A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert.During some point of the journey, they had an argument and onefriend slapped the other one in the face.The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything,he wrote in the sand:"TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE!"They kept on walking, until they found an oasis where theydecided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuckin the mire and started drowning, but his friend saved him.After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone:"TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE!"The friend, who had slapped and saved his best friend, askedhim, "After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you writeon a stone, why?"The other friend replied: "When someone hurts us, we shouldwrite it down in sand where the winds of forgiveness can eraseit away, but when someone does something good for us, we mustengrave it in stone, where no wind can ever erase it."LEARN TO WRITE YOUR HURTS IN THE SANDAND TO CARVE YOUR BENEFITS IN STONE.~Author Unknown~

Thursday, July 9, 2009


There are only two things to worry about,
Either you are well or you are sick.
If you are well, then there is nothing to worry about!
But if you are sick, there are only two things to worry about.
Whether you will get well, or whether you will die.
If you get well, there is nothing to worry about!
But if you die, there are two things to worry about.
Whether you go to heaven or hell.
If you go to heaven, there is nothing to worry about!
And if you go to hell, you will be so busy shaking hands with your old friends,
You don’t have time to worry!

Monday, July 6, 2009


Coming in after school, Billy said proudly, “Mother, the teacher asked me a question today that nobody else in the class room could answer.”
Just as proudly his mother asked, “What was it?”
“Our house number,” replied Billy.
A farmer brought his brother to see the psychiatrist. “My brother”, he explained. “thinks that he’s a hen.”
“Really,” said the psychiatrist, “and how long has he been thinking on those lines?”
“For about four months,” replied the farmer.
“And you did nothing about it?”
“No, Doctor.”
That is too bad. Why in the name of all that is reasonable, didn’t you bring him to see me sooner?”
“Well, to tell you the truth, we needed the eggs.”
One farmer was telling another about a marvelous new scarecrow he devised. It was made of tin and not only waved its arms but also emitted a blood-curdling yell every few minutes.
His neighbor asked, “ But does it really scare the crows?”
“Scare the crows!” exclaimed the farmer. “It scares them so bad they bring back the corn they stole last year!”
Husband: “You accuse me of reckless extravagance? When did I ever make a useless purchase?
Wife: “Why, there’s that fire extinguisher you bought a year ago. We’ve never used it once”
One day, the Pope is visiting America and driving around Washington in his limo when he gets an idea.
"Driver? Can I drive for a while?"
"Sure," says the driver. How can you say no to the Pope? So the Pope takes the wheel and starts driving like a maniac all around Washington -- dodging in and out of traffic, going eighty, cutting people off. Soon, a cop pulls him over. But when the Pope rolls down the window, the cop stops dead in his tracks, and goes back to the car.
"We got somebody really important here," he says to his partner.
"Who is it? Is it a senator?"
"No. More important."
"The president?"
"No. More important."
"An ambassador? Who?"
"I don't know. But the Pope is his driver."

Thursday, July 2, 2009


The more you read, the more you discover your ignorance.
The more you speak of yourself, the more you are likely to lie.
The most common of crimes is killing of time.
The most difficult thing in the world is to know yourself.
The most useless thing you can give is excuse.
The most important single ingredient formula of success knows how to get along with the people.
The nearer you come to God, the more you feel peace.
Time is devourer of all things.
Time wasted is life wasted.
Time is the scarcest source and unless it is managed, nothing can be managed.
To a mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
To achieve all that is possible, we must attempt impossible.
To be good only yourself is to be good for nothing.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
To be intimate with a foolish friend is like going to bed with a razor.
To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
To conceal ignorance is to increase it.
To become wise, always supervise your thoughts.
To conquer one self is a greater task than conquering others.
To do little is bad, to do nothing is worse.
To err is human, to forgive divine.
To enjoy good health, avoid anxiety, anger and greed.
To express our love at the Creator, we must love HIS creation.
To gossip is a fault; to libel a crime; to slander a sin.
To lengthen the life, lessen the meals.
To handle yourself use your head, to handle others use your heart.
To live afresh each day without the conflicts of yesterday, would make us better people.
To make friends, be friendly with others.
To read without reflecting is like eating without digestion.
The oil of bhakti feeds the lamp of the Lord seated in our heart.
The only way to get best of an argument is to avoid it.
The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.
The only way to have real friends is to be one your self.
The planting of a tree is worth the prayers of the whole year.
The richest person is one who is content with whatever he posses.
The real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
The roots of education are bitter but the fruits are sweet.
The scars of others should teach us caution.
The shoemaker makes a good shoe because he makes nothing else.
The secret of education lies in respecting others.
The silent calm people will manifest a more enduring form of success than those who are noisy and restless.
The source of happiness is within us.
The thinner your waist-line, the longer your life-line.
The strongest man in the world is the one who stands most alone.
The tongue has no bones but it can break many.
The tongue is a rope by which many hang themselves.
The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
The trouble is that everyone talks about reforming others but none thinks about him/her.
The true art of memory is the true art of attention.
The truth is always the strongest argument.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Butch O'Hare

During the course of World War II, many people gained fame in one way or another. One man was Butch O'Hare. He was a fighter pilot assigned to an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. One time his entire squadron was assigned to fly a particular mission. After he was airborne, he looked at his fuel gauge and realized that someone had forgotten to top off his fuel tank. Because of this, he would not have enough fuel to complete his mission and get back to his ship. His flight leader told him to leave formation and return. As he was returning to the mother ship, he could see a squadron of Japanese Zeroes heading toward the fleet to attack. And with all the fighter planes gone, the fleet was almost defenceless. His was the only opportunity to distract and divert them. Single-handily, he dove into the formation of Japanese planes and attacked them. The American fighter planes were rigged with cameras, so that as they flew and fought, pictures were taken so pilots could learn more about the terrain, enemy manoeuvres, etc. Butch dove at them and shot until all his ammunition was gone, then he would dive and try to clip off a wing or tail or anything that would make the enemy planes unfit to fly. He did anything he could to keep them from reaching the American ships. Finally, the Japanese squadron took off in another direction, and Butch O' Hare and his fighter, both badly shot up, limped back to the carrier. He told his story, but not until the film from the camera on his plane was developed, did they realize the extent he really went to, to protect his fleet. He was recognized as a hero and given one of the nation's highest military honours. And as you may know, O'Hare Airport was named after him.

Prior to this time in Chicago, there was a man called Easy Eddie. He was working for a man Al Capone. Al Capone wasn't famous for anything heroic, but he was notorious for the murders he'd committed and the illegal thing's he'd done. Easy Eddie was Al Capone's lawyer and he was very good. In fact, because of his skill, he was able to keep Al Capone out of jail. To show his appreciation, Al Capone paid him very well. He not only earned big money, he would get extra things, like a residence that filled an entire Chicago city block. The house was fenced, and he had live-in help and all of the conveniences of the day. Easy Eddie had a son. He loved his son and gave him all the best things while he was growing up, - clothes, cars, and a good education. And, because he loved his son he tried to teach him right from wrong. But one thing he couldn't give his son was a good name, and a good example. Easy Eddie decided that this was much more important than all the riches he had given him. So, he went to the authorities in order to rectify the wrong he had done. In order to tell the truth, it meant he must testify against Al Capone, and he knew that Al Capone would do his best to have him killed. But he wanted most of all to try to be an example and to do the best he could to give back to his son, a good name. So he testified. Within the year, he was shot and killed on a lonely street in Chicago.
These sound like two unrelated stories.

The Wolf and Lamb

WOLF, meeting with a Lamb astray from the fold, resolved not to lay violent hands on him, but to find some plea to justify to the Lamb the Wolf's right to eat him. He thus addressed him: "Sirrah, last year you grossly insulted me." "Indeed," bleated the Lamb in a mournful tone of voice, "I was not then born." Then said the Wolf, "You feed in my pasture." "No, good sir," replied the Lamb, "I have not yet tasted grass." Again said the Wolf, "You drink of my well." "No," exclaimed the Lamb, "I never yet drank water, for as yet my mother's milk is both food and drink to me." Upon which the Wolf seized him and ate him up, saying, "Well! I won't remain supperless, even though you refute every one of my imputations."
The tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny.